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VIRTUAL YMCA MEMBER EXPERIENCE

We're here for you with a variety of virtual options! Stay connected and engaged with the Y!

Now Offering:

1. Real Heroes Wear Masks Virtual Run - Individual & Family Run Event! Check out more info here

2. Click here for a variety of Y Group Exercise Classes brought to you by Y360

2. Stay Connected with Y Staff & Members in one of our Facebook Groups

3. Visit our Group Exercise and Strength & Fitness Facebook Groups directly

4. Check out what we're doing to for our community during these challenging times by offering Emergency Childcare for CT Hospital Workers. More information can be found here

5. Want to support the Y and our community? Make a donation here

6. Click here for our latest Virtual Class Offerings 


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Effective March 16, 2020 at 8PM

Due to the state mandate, all Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA Locations are CLOSED until further notice.

Please check our website www.sccymca.org/coronavirus, your email and our social media platforms 
for updates regarding future services, programs and events at the Y.


The following Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA events have been postponed until further notice.

1. Cheshire YMCA Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration
2. Southington YMCA Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast
3. Southington YMCA Cycle-A-Thon
4. Southington YMCA 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
5. Gymnastics Clinics
6. All Child Care Open House Events

The following Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA events have been cancelled.

1. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny (Both Southington & Cheshire)
2. All Child Care Field Trips until further notice
3. Tw-Y-Light Zone is cancelled until further notice
4. Fishing Derby at YMCA Camp Sloper

We thank you for your patience, understanding and help in keeping the
Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs safe and healthy for you and your family.


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Developmental Assets S.T.E.P.S.

The 40 Developmental Asset Approach
The YMCA embraces the 40 Developmental Assets in all our programs.  The assets are a framework that identifies crucial relationships, experiences, opportunities and personal qualities that children and adolescents need as they grow to become healthy, caring and responsible adults.  The developmental assets are building blocks of healthy development that include internal and external assets such as family support, community values, school involvement, adult role models, creative activity, achievement, motivation, integrity, planning, decision making and personal power.
The assets clearly show important roles that families, schools, congregations, neighborhoods, youth organizations and others in communities play in shaping young people's lives. They provide a powerful framework and lens for how YMCAs engage children, youth, families and communities.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN ASSET BUILDER?
If you can say “hi” or wave you can start building assets.  Here are some easy ways to get started.

  • Get to know young people
  • Ask kids for their help
  • Spend time with kids
  • Treat kids with respect
  • Set boundaries and limits
  • Speak out for children and youth
  • Listen when children talk
  • See past their appearance

To learn more about the 40 Developmental Assets visit the Search- Institute Website.
http://www.search-institute.org/assets/

To learn more about how the Southington Community uses the Developmental Assets through STEPS please visit the STEPS website.
www.southingtonsteps.org

 

steps

Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) is an asset based prevention coalition that is following the Search Institutes 40 Developmental Asset Model. Our coalition is made up of leaders from every sector of the Southington community, all with the same intentions of ensuring our youth grow up to be caring, competent and successful individuals. Our members come from the following sectors: Substance Prevention programs, our local media, the Southington Board of Education and school system, our local government and Town Council, healthcare professionals, several civic and volunteer groups, the United Way of Southington, religious and fraternal organizations, the Southington Police and Fire Departments, the Southington YMCA, Southington Youth Services, the Southington Chamber of Commerce, parents, PTO groups and most importantly, our youth. We are all very dedicated to work together to make Southington a better place for youth. Expected outcomes of our initiative:

  • Prevent and reduce substance abuse in the Southington Community
  • Youth will build core competencies
  • Youth will engage in healthy activities
  • Our community will offer safe outlets for recreation

 

 

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